Cars in The Great Gatsby


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In The Great Gatsby, which of these best represents F. Scott Fitzgerald's use of a literary symbol to emphasize a character's personality?

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1. Which of these statements is NOT true about Jay Gatsby's yellow Rolls Royce?

2. In The Great Gatsby, why is Jordan Baker's name significant?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet centers on The Great Gatsby with a particular focus on the significance of the cars driven in the novel and incidents surrounding them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz/worksheet combo you'll be asked questions on these aspects of The Great Gatsby:

  • The color and make of Jay Gatsby's car
  • In which decade the novel is set
  • Who drives the car that kills Myrtle Wilson
  • How F. Scott Fitzgerald created Jordan Baker's name
  • What cars symbolize in the novel

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you've drawn important details from the lesson on the presence of cars in The Great Gatsby
  • Distinguishing differences - make sure you can differentiate between what cars do and don't symbolize in the novel
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the time period of the book as well as how its author came up with Jordan Baker's name

Additional Learning

To study this aspect of the novel in more detail, you can review the accompanying lesson titled Cars in The Great Gatsby. This lesson is made up of these objectives:

  • Familiarize yourself with the characteristics of 1920s America
  • Understand the significance of cars to many people in the 1920s
  • Explore the way Fitzgerald's view of the privileged can be seen in the novel